With your help, we can protect 1,800 Holocaust Survivors in Israel, and let them know that the world cares!
There are nearly 200,000 Holocaust survivors living in Israel today. Between what they had to endure in their youth and their advancing age, many of them have health problems that threaten their lives. 25% of them live below the poverty line, and many don’t have family nearby to care for them. All of them deserve our help.
In an emergency medical situation, every second counts. The time it takes a first-responder to diagnose and render assistance can mean the difference between life and death. We are making it easier and faster for emergency responders and medical professionals to understand patients’ health history, conditions, allergies and medications in seconds. We need your help to deliver this technology to Holocaust survivors.
Your donation is tax deductible, and every dollar will go directly towards helping Holocaust survivors live a longer, healthier life!
MyMDband’s innovative technology reduces the chance of medical errors and complications, while speeding up the time that it takes for emergency medical professionals and doctors to provide life-saving medical care.
Every MyMDband is custom coded to:
- Provide instant access to a person’s medical history, medications, allergies, and more.
- Automatically contact the person’s emergency contacts, alerting them to the situation.
How it Works:
We’ve partnered with United Hatzalah to set up each and every MyMDband donated to a survivor!
- A trained United Hatzalah professional will set up the band, connecting each bracelet’s unique code to the wearer’s medical history, allergies, and emergency contact information.
- United Hatzalah will visit the Holocaust survivors’ homes as often as once a week to monitor their blood pressure, sugar levels and medications, helping them live longer and healthier lives. With each visit, the medical team updates the online records with the latest information and shows them that people care about them.
- In the event of an emergency, when a medical professional or first responder sees the bracelet, they simply scan the code with any smartphone and enter a verifying security code (also engraved on the wristband).
- Within seconds, the medical professional has all of the information they need to provide the best treatment for the individual.
- The nearest United Hatzalah emergency dispatch center is automatically notified, as are the individual’s personal emergency contacts.
Your tax-deductible donation will help MyMDband and United Hatzalah protect survivors of the Shoah.
“Now, with MyMDband we’ll have all of the medical files accessible from our cell phones. If we see someone that needs medical help, in 2 seconds, we’ll know their medical background and can give them the best treatment until they get to the hospital.”
—Moti Elmaliach, United Hatzalah Spokesperson
“I am an Israeli army trained medic, and a Magen David Adom EMT volunteer for 10 years now. Over these years I have been the first responder onsite, treating many elderly and holocaust survivors. My first task is to analyze and assess in order to determine the medical diagnosis and then quickly proceed with treatment. That requires knowing the patient’s medical history, to both rule out and determine. Before MyMDband came along, I would spend much valuable time questioning the patient and their family, and requesting to see their medications. Sometimes the patient only spoke a foreign language or was unable to communicate. MyMDband eliminates all those challenges, immediately presenting the medical history in an accessible format. I am sure I have been able to render better treatment to those who have a MyMDband.”
—Ro’ee, Magen David Adom EMT volunteer
“I come across more and more Holocaust survivors who are unfortunately very lonely. Many of them struggle to convey their medical history, due to both language and mental challenges, and their records aren’t always up to date. When I first came across MyMDband, I was excited to see that there is now a great solution to this problem.”
– Hezi, Magen David Adom EMT volunteer
Who We Are:
We are a small, young Israeli startup, determined to do well by doing good. Our motto is “Better care. Everywhere.” Our team is made up of medical professionals, technology experts and patients. Our proprietary technology is changing the way that medical emergencies are handled here in Israel, and around the world.
We have worked with leading doctors, hospital administrators, medics, emergency medicine specialists and technology experts to create the most advanced medical emergency bracelet out there.
Why We’re Doing This:
We all owe a debt of gratitude to the survivors of the Shoah. This is our way of giving back.
At MyMDband, we are passionate about helping those who lost so much and have persevered to help the Jewish people rise from the devastation.
The wristband and service normally costs $65/year—which our customers feel is well worth the peace of mind it offers to its wearers and their loved ones. Unfortunately, many Holocaust survivors aren’t able to afford that. If we had the resources, we would gladly give a free band to each and every Holocaust survivor. As a young startup, however, we need your help.
That’s why we’ve partnered with United Hatzalah, and with their help we are providing the technology to holocaust survivors free of charge, with no ongoing fees. Your $36 donation covers all costs of initial setup, and we will donate our services, maintaining the bracelet and medical records for the ENTIRE LIFETIME (may it be until 120!) of each survivor.
The world wasn’t there for them then, we have to be here for them now.
MyMDband in the Media
Here are some of the publications that are excited about our technology and how it can help save lives: